Industry 4.0 since 1947. Lenze.

So what's new …?

In Germany we also refer to Industry 4.0 as the fourth Industrial Revolution. In essence, it is about producing goods with improved flexibility, speed and efficiency through the use of modern information and communication technologies.

Aspects to which Lenze has been committed for many years. As such, we do not regard Industry 4.0 as a real revolution, but as a foundation for technological development that will bring us a wealth of opportunities.

Five theses show why we believe that Industry 4.0 is an innovative milestone that will keep the innovative engineering of small and medium-sized companies in prime position internationally.

Thesis 1: The world needs modern automation.

The world needs modern automation.

The growing world population, a global trend towards individualization of demand, the needs for careful stewarding of resources and other trends will continue to increase for automation. The creative possibilities promoted without sthe support of Industry 4.0 are countless.

"Industry 4.0 in all its many aspects can only succeed if everyone concerned - end users, machine builders, technology providers and the scientific world - pull together."
Dr. Thomas Cord
Managing Director Lenze Automation

 

 

Thesis 2: Batch size 1 will become the new standard, at no extra cost and without compromising on quality.

Batch size 1 will become the new standard, at no extra cost and without compromising on quality.

And there lies the critical point of the matter, machine builders can only succeed and benefit from the positive trend if they adapt accordingly.

"Smart technical systems make batch size 1 economically feasible."
Dipl.-Ing. Frank Maier
Executive Board Lenze SE

 

 

Thesis 3: Software expertise in engineering is a crucial issue.

Software expertise in engineering is a crucial issue.

Customizing products and flexable production is achieved through modularised hardware and software engineering.Expertise that the engineering sector lacks in sufficient quantity.

"High-quality adaptive software will become a key driver of innovation and engineering productivity."
Dr. Armin Walter
Managing Director Lenze Engineering

 

 

Thesis 4: Cooperation skills as new core competence.

Cooperation skills as new core competence.

The engineering sector has always been characterized by a high degree of customer centricity and translating customer needs into technical solutions. Industry 4.0 brings new aspects and possibilities to the familiar world of engineering, generating new opportunities. Those who respond by cooperating quicker and deepening integration with partners will beat the competition.

"We focus on offering productivity, reliability and security for the machine's entire service life."
Dr. rer. soc. oec. Yorck Schmidt
Executive Board Lenze SE

 

 

Thesis 5: We will make a success of it.

We will make a success of it.

Technology partners like Lenze are members of the innovative community in the engineering sector. With our teams around the world we automate more than 1,000 innovative machine concepts every year and alongside our customers set new benchmarks in the industry.

"Lenze – We are the people who are setting Industry 4.0 in motion."
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Wendler
Chairman Executive Board Lenze SE

 

 

Actions speak louder than words. If you would like to gain first-hand experience of our solutions to the challenges posed by Industry 4.0 then please jjoin us at an upcoming trade show near you: trade show calendar.

We look forward to seeing you there.